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Self Assembly Videos

Self-Assembly of a DNA-carbon nanotube hybrid

Carbon nanotubes cause single stranded DNA molecules to undergo a conformational change that enables DNA bases (green) to stick to the carbon nanotube wall.

Nanoassembly Using a Nanohand

This video shows how to pick and place nanofibres using a nanohand, to construct a nanodevice: a super-probe for atomic force microscopy.

Nanofactory Automation - Building a Laptop from Atom

This video is a high budget animation of what could be possible with Nanofabrication. The production was funded by a challenge grant from Mark Sims and Nanorex.

Self-Assembly of Lithographically Patterned 3D Nanostructures

The Gracias Lab at The Johns Hopkins University has developed a relatively easy, precise, and cost-effective process by which the 2D templates of semi-tethered "faces" can self-assemble into controlled 3D structures by utilizing the natural phenomena of surface tension as well as thin-film stress.

No Assembly Required - Why Not Let the Smallest Devices Build Themselves?

Scientists are developing easier ways to synthesize ever-more sophisticated nanodevices. Their work could lead to faster, more powerful computers and improved ways of converting sunlight to electricity.

Supramolecular Self-Assembly And The Origins Of Life

David Lynn, professor of biomolecular chemistry at Emory University, is at the forefront of innovative research on supramolecular self-assembly and the origin of life, leading to discoveries which could play a role in new drug design, genetic engineering and nanotechnology, and provide a better understanding of the origins of living systems, and the causes of Alzheimer's Disease.

Nanomotors Assemble Quantum Dots into Glowing Rings

In this video, you can watch a serious of nanomotors (really, a set of proteins) assemble a set of glowing quantum dots into visible rings. The process is reversible, raising the possibility of fast-color changes produced at the nanoscale.

IBM Use Self Assembly to Create Airgaps in Microprocessors

IBM is applying a utilising a new form of Nanotech based self assembly in polymeric coatings to create the next generation of chip designs.

Self-Assembling Nanoliter Containers

This video highlights the development, manufacturing process, and proposed functions (cell encapsulation devices and controlled drug delivery carriers) of our self-assembling nanoliter containers.